GAF donates roof system
GAF, Parsippany, N.J., has provided a new roof system to Maitri Path to Wellness, Peru, Ill., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing care for individuals struggling with addiction and mental health.
“GAF’s involvement is catalyzing profound change in the lives of those on their recovery journeys,” says Kelly Jones, licensed clinical social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor at Maitri Path to Wellness.
GAF donated all materials needed for the roof system installation as part of GAF Community Matters, a social impact initiative focused on making a positive difference as neighbors and partners in a community by leveraging roofing expertise, resources and products to help build resilient communities.
Additionally, as part of GAF Community Matters and in support of Second Harvest Food Bank of South Georgia, Valdosta, 22 GAF employees worked alongside community volunteers to distribute pantry boxes to citizens in more than 865 cars and direct traffic to ensure safety.
“Our community was impacted by Hurricane Idalia and many people are still displaced from their homes or recovering from the damage,” says Daniel Duston, plant manager at GAF’s new Valdosta facility. “Supporting the city and its residents is a top priority for GAF as it becomes a member of the community.”
ATAS International celebrates anniversary
ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., celebrated its 60th anniversary in November 2023.
Founded in 1963 by Jacobus Bus from his home in Rochester, N.Y., ATAS International expanded in 1985 when the company moved to Allentown. Since then, Bus’ sons, Dick and Jim Bus, have taken over as president and executive vice president, respectively, and the third generation has assumed management roles.
ATAS International has two locations in Allentown, as well as facilities in Mesa, Ariz., and University Park, Ill. BRIGHTSMITH Coaters, ATAS International’s sister company, has facilities in Morrisville, Pa., and Trenton, N.J.
EagleView launches online portal
EagleView, Bellevue, Wash., has launched EagleView Developer, a portal providing a single point of access for the company’s application programming interfaces and developer resources. Designed with documentation, tools and technology for partners to build their own applications and solutions, the portal can help developers more easily use EagleView’s geospatial intelligence and analytics solutions.
EagleView Developer assists architects, engineers and developers who aim to innovate with improved geospatial data solution tools, guides and documentation designed to jumpstart integrations and access a self-serve model to generate user credentials, modify webhooks and receive instant access to test data without additional support.
More information about EagleView Developer is available at eagleview.com.
Elevate™ alters sales team
Nashville, Tenn.-based Holcim Building Envelope’s Elevate brand has reorganized its U.S. sales and leadership team. Elevate’s internal U.S. sales team is organized into east and west divisions, each led by a senior sales director. David Finn has been promoted to senior sales director for the east division, and Allen Sopko has been promoted to senior sales director for the west division.
Additionally, Jennifer Hamgesberg has been promoted to the newly created role of vice president of supply chain and customer experience. The role will focus on end-to-end optimization, collaboration across the organization and providing customer service. Elevate aims to reinforce its commitment to improved customer centricity and provide more regionally focused customer support.
Bliss Roofing wins competition
Bliss Roofing, Clackamas, Ore., has been announced as the winner of the Best Residential Metal Roofing Project competition for the third quarter of 2023 by the Metal Roofing Alliance and Metal Coffee Shop.
The winning project was a roof system completed on an 8,700-square-foot home in April 2023 and is Bliss Roofing’s largest residential project to date. The roof will provide long-term energy efficiency and all-season protection for the home, which is located on a 72-acre estate. The company used 275 squares of Kynar 500® Easy-Lock™ standing-seam steel metal panels in dark bronze manufactured by Taylor Metal Products, Auburn, Wash.
“The winning project demonstrates how architects, builders, installers and manufacturers can successfully work together to ensure quality not only when it comes to long-term performance and reliability but also incredible style,” says Renee Ramey, MRA’s executive director.
More information about MRA’s Best Residential Metal Roofing Project competition is available at metalroofing.com.
Advanced Roofing celebrates anniversary
Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The company has received awards such as the 2022 Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association STAR Award for low-slope roofing; additionally, in 2023, Terry Tilson, Advanced Roofing’s senior construction manager, received the Roofing Alliance’s Most Valuable Player Best of the Best Award.
“It’s the faith of our clients and the dedication of our team that has shaped Advanced Roofing’s legacy,” says Rob Kornahrens, CEO of Advanced Roofing. “Here’s to many more years of crafting success stories together.”
An anniversary highlight video can be viewed on Advanced Roofing’s YouTube channel.
Beacon Building Products announces CFO transition
Beacon Building Products, Herndon, Va., has announced Frank Lonegro, its executive vice president and chief financial officer, has left the company to become chief executive of a publicly traded company outside of the building products industry.
“We are thrilled for Lonegro to have the opportunity to lead a company and wish him continued success,” says Julian Francis, Beacon Building Product’s president and CEO. “Since joining us in 2020, Lonegro has been a tremendous asset for Beacon Building Products. Together, we set the company on a new trajectory, and we are well on our way to unlocking its full potential.”
ABC Supply opens new location
ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has opened new branches in Tucson, Ariz., and Valdosta, Ga.; the branches are the company’s 15th location in Arizona and 18th location in Georgia.
ABC Supply has also moved its Akron, Ohio, location to a new facility in Barberton, Ohio. The company operates more than 600 locations in the U.S.
ACT Metal Deck Supply opens new warehouse
ACT Metal Deck Supply, Aurora, Ill., has opened a new warehouse in Orlando, Fla. The warehouse is ACT Metal Deck Supply’s 15th distribution center in the U.S.
Elite Roofing Supply CEO receives award
Elite Roofing Supply, Glendale, Ariz., has announced its CEO, Sarah Weiss, has been named 2023 CEO of the Year by Phoenix Business Journal.
Qualified nominees are reviewed each year by a committee of experts; the award is presented to an executive who has demonstrated leadership, creativity and generosity, among other qualities.
Weiss was named CEO in 2019 after serving as the company’s COO for several years.
“The past ten years have been filled with moments of doubt, humility and pride. It has all been worth it because of our 520 amazing employees who make my role so incredibly rewarding and have made our company into what it is today,” Weiss says.
RT3 announces 2023 Innovator of the Year
Roofing Technology Think Tank has presented the 2023 Innovator of the Year award to John Kiesel, president of Division 7 Roofing, Galena, Ohio. The award was announced during the 2023 Best of Success Conference in Frisco, Texas, and recognizes a roofing contractor who contributes to the advancement of the roofing industry.
“Kiesel’s development and use of photogrammetry and 3D models, as well as augmented reality, is leading the industry into the future,” says Anna Anderson, CEO of Art Unlimited, Angora, Minn., and past RT3 board president. “In addition, he is sharing these technologies with local trade schools and hiring summer interns to show the appeal of a career in roofing.”
THE INDUSTRY ONLINE
Roofing Technology Think Tank has made available technology resources for roofing contractors, featuring three key components: a business maturity guide designed to help contractors develop strategies and technology that support continued growth and success; technology landscape, a guide defining industry technology solutions, problems they solve, questions to ask vendors, considerations for scaling and expected price ranges; and a technology solution directory, where contractors can browse tools and apps to help solve urgent business issues. RT3 technology resources are available as a downloadable PDF or in an interactive format online at rt3thinktank.com/resources.
UP THE LADDER
ABC Supply Co. Inc. has promoted 12 individuals to branch manager. A list of the branch managers is available at abcsupply.com/media-center/press-release.
Tarco has promoted David Snowden III to president and David McCumber to vice president of sales and named Josh Bailey business manager for building envelope products and Jim Tolleson southwest regional sales manager.
W.R. Meadows of Pennsylvania has named Pablo Gamez sales manager.
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